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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-117

A curious case of gynaecomastia!


1 Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Division of Breast Oncology, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.138558

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Gynecomastia is a benign proliferation of the glandular tissue of the male breast and is caused by a relative increase in the ratio of estrogen to androgen activity. Gynaecomastia has been reported in patients with Graves's disease; however, it is unusual in transient thyroid disorders like thyroiditis and thyroid hormone over-replacement. We report a case of a young healthy male who presented with gynaecomastia, elevated levels of testosterone, and elevated-free thyroid hormones. Tc 99m uptake was suppressed. Patient was started on corticosteroids and in a period of 6-8 weeks, gynaecomastia resolved, and his thyroid hormone and testosterone levels normalized.


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